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BALOGUN MARKET FIRE: LAGOS SET TO PULL DOWN OLD HOUSES ON LAGOS ISLAND

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DEMILADE TIWO

The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-olu has said that his administration will pull down buildings in Lagos Island that have been erected for over a century.

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The Governor who visited the incident site on wednesday said Lagos Island is dominated by buildings of over a hundred years old, adding that those buildings would be pulled down as soon as his government’s regeneration exercise starts.

Sanwo-olu said, plans for the regeneration of Lagos island has already been perfected and implementation will commence next year. He added that full integrity test would be performed on the building that caught fire at the balogun market on Tuesday.

He also urged families who own properties on the island to be prepared to support Government’s effort on the regeneration of the island.

The Governor however commiserated with the traders on the loss of their means of livelihood, he promised that his administration will build modern markets to ensure that commerce recommences at an even higher scale with a better organized and modern way of doing business.

Sanwo-olu further commended the people for their support stating that the lesson to be learnt from the fire outbreak is that the traders should stop storing generator and fossil feuls on penthouses and rooftops.

He also commended all responders for their swift response to the fire which has been burning for over 24 hours.

However he said the Government would do an enumeration of traders, businesses, and property owners, adding that the construction of Oluwole Phase II will commence soon.

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